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May 20, 2003 - 6:02pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Seven area youths, who overcame remarkable hardship were honored Tuesday at the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club. The fourth annual Phoenix Awards were given to students from each of our area’s seven high schools. These students have finished high school despite difficult childhoods. Each of the students will receive a $100.00 check and a commemorative plaque for the recognition.
May 20, 2003 - 5:59pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Even though school is still in session, summer vacation will arrive before we know it. The Zanesville YMCA is getting ready for their summer day camp. In its second year, the camp holds a capacity of 70 kids. It starts on June 9th and runs to August 15th. Specialty camps will run each week, emphasizing baseball, soccer, cheerleading, and many other fun activities. The camp will also offer tutoring in math and reading along with swimming lessons each day. For more information, or to...
May 20, 2003 - 5:55pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson meets with the Ohio EPA to talk about possible illegal house burnings and poor judgment on the part of one of his dispatchers in dealing with the fires. As a result, dispatcher Bruce Sindeldecker, who was on probation, resigns after he oversteps his authority. In recorded phone conversations on the morning of May 3rd, Sindeldecker discusses the illegal burning of two houses in Perry Township. The conversations indicate knowledge on the dispatcher’s and...
May 20, 2003 - 2:48pm
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Republicans are criticizing a study that says Bush administration changes to veterans’ benefits would jeopardize case to 45-thousand Ohio vets. Bush’s proposed budget for the
next fiscal year would cut off enrollment for veterans who make more than 24-thousand dollars. Those already enrolled who make more than that would be charged a 250-dollar annual fee. Republicans say these proposals are not included in a budget plan that’s already passed and that they’re unlikely to be approved....
May 20, 2003 - 1:29pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Education is scaling back plans for a campaign to publicize what students should be learning in public school classrooms. The agency had planned to spend two-point-four million dollars over two years to advertise new state academic content standards through television, radio and newspaper spots, brochures, parent guides and a web site. Half of the money already had been budgeted and it will be used on a smaller campaign. The Ohio House stripped the other one-point-two...
May 19, 2003 - 11:43pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A 61-year-old man accused of trying to videotape a little girl while she used the bathroom was sentenced today. Judge Butch Zwelling sentenced Ronnie Mock of Zanesville to three years community control under intensive supervision. The judge also ordered Mock to undergo a sexual offender program, to serve 30 days in the county jail and to complete 100 hours of public service. Mock pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism in April. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Mock...
May 19, 2003 - 4:32pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Starting Monday if you’re not wearing a seatbelt, you’re going to pay. Nationally and locally, law enforcement officials are cracking down on drivers who don’t buckle up. The local “What’s Holding You Back?” campaign runs in conjunctions with the national “Click It Or Ticket” program. According to Lt. Barry Donley with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the campaigns start Monday and end June 1st. This is the peak summer travel times, when driving can be dangerous. Focused...
May 19, 2003 - 4:31pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
They’re the first to arrive at an accident scene and this week the local community thanks the EMT’s for their hard work and dedication to saving lives, during National Emergency Safety Week. All those involved in the life-saving process, from paramedics to dispatchers are honored this week. In all, 80 people work at the Community Ambulance on Linden Avenue in Zanesville.
May 19, 2003 - 4:30pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Those who live on the north end of town won’t have to travel too far to a pharmacy or even for those quick pick-me-ups. The fourth Shriver’s Pharmacy store held its grand opening Monday on Northpoint Drive. Although the store has been open for a month already, business can only improve as the area continues to prosper. Everything from cards to food to medical supplies and prescriptions are available at the store. Shriver’s Pharmacies are already in New Lexington, McConnelsville and...
May 19, 2003 - 1:06pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Ohio Historical Society says it will have to close ten of its sites and cut back hours at others unless it gets more money in the next two months. Three local facilities would be included in the group that will be shut down, the Zane Grey-National Road Museum in Norwich and the Flint Ridge and Newark Earthworks Museums in Licking County. The Society says unless the Ohio Senate gives it four million dollars more than the 11-and-a-half million dollars the House provided in its version of...
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